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Volume: 2021-2022  Issue: 10
April 10, 2022
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor Erin’s Message

Maternal and Child Health Month!

As I write this, I am looking at a blue sky with the sun shining bright—the signs that spring (and summer) are moving quickly toward us! 
RI President Shekhar has a Rotary mantra—do more, grow more. As we move into the warmer months ahead, I am encouraging each of you to take that mantra to heart in several ways.
First, as we start to gather in-person (or gather in-person more than we have been), consider your time, talent, and/or treasure and what helps you excel in your zone of genius as it relates to Rotary.  Do that. Then, use it to not only help your club grow, but to allow yourself the opportunity to grow and develop.
Second, take some time to cultivate your green thumb this month. Earth day is April 22, 2022, but you don’t have to only focus on that day. In our house, we have already planted seeds for our vegetable garden and are watching the plants sprout. Eventually, we will prepare our garden (although, let’s be honest, where we live, that won’t happen until May!), do the work, and watch our vegetables grow.
Third, we are still looking for interested Rotarians to take on the following roles:
  • Youth Protection Officer
  • Literacy Chair
  • Communications Committee Chair
  • Training Committee Chair
If you are interested, please contact me.
Finally, sign up for the District Conference. While it is virtual this year, there is plenty of opportunity for you to do more and grow within Rotary as well as for your own personal and professional development.  The conference speakers and presenters will all be pre-recorded which means that once the conference begins, you can access all of the speakers on your own time. Be sure to interact—through discussions in the speaker rooms, through posts, and in sharing spaces. Registration will open on April 25th
Enjoy this month—get outside, do something that is outside of your norm, and continue to Serve to Change Lives.
Yours in Service,
DG Erin
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Upcoming Club and Area Events
Paul P. Harris' Birthday
Apr 19, 2022
International Mother Earth Day
Apr 22, 2022 8:00 AM
International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
Apr 24, 2022 8:00 AM
World Malaria Day
Apr 25, 2022 8:00 AM
Global Youth Service Day
Apr 29, 2022 - May 01, 2022
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The Need 

The distance for girls travelling to and from school in remote areas of countries such as Tanzania is typically over 6 km one way.  Not only is the distance a deterrent for them, the trip is unsafe.  Girls may be attacked and raped as they walk between their home and the schools, usually after dark.  The schools are struggling to reduce lost school days from illness, fatigue and a high number of teenage pregnancies.  Females are already at a disadvantage for education because they are responsible for much of the home care, but this added challenge makes it very difficult for girls to become educated in these types of environments.

Bicycles for Girls

In late 2020, the Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club in California contributed funding to a project in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Arusha (RCA) in Tanzania.  The project is known as the Pink Bike Project and provides bicycles to girls travelling to school and from school from remote villages. 

Camp Presqu’ile Re-Opening for Summer 2022
Camp Presqu’ile Re-Opening for Summer 2022
After 2 years of closure Camp Presqu’ile will be re-opening for the Summer of 2022! The re-opening of camp for the summer 2022 season will bring a beloved part of the Owen Sound community back to life. Parents and campers alike have expressed their joy that camp will be back this summer and they can’t wait to return to their home away from home. Our registration is now open and we have seen a great number of campers registered.
𝐔𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞’𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐝𝐲𝐦𝐲𝐫 𝐙𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐤𝐲𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐅𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

𝐔𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞’𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐝𝐲𝐦𝐲𝐫 𝐙𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐤𝐲𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐅𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

“𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘊𝘭𝘶𝘣 𝘰𝘧 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘰𝘯, 𝘪𝘯 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘵 6330, 𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘙𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘙𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘊𝘭𝘶𝘣𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘡𝘰𝘯𝘦 28, 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘜𝘬𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘝𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘥𝘺𝘮𝘺𝘳 𝘡𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘬𝘺𝘺 𝘢 𝘗𝘢𝘶𝘭 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘴 𝘍𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 +8. 𝘞𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘡𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘬𝘺𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘜𝘬𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦.”

The members of the Rotary Club of Walkerton have made a substantial donation to The Rotary Foundation disaster response fund for Ukraine. These funds will be immediately used by Rotary districts adjacent to Ukraine to support the more than 3,000,000 refugees fleeing from war-torn Ukraine.

District Grants Update (March 24, 2022)

Is your Club thinking about a District Grant in 22-23?

  • Do you know how your Club can qualify for a District Grant?
  • Two members need to complete the Grant Qualification Course which can be found on the District Home Page.
  • The Club President for 22-23 plus 1 other officer need to sign the MOU, also found by clicking of the Qualification course. This can be sent to either Martin ( or myself.

Current statistics for 22-23 Grants:

  • 9 Clubs are fully qualified with 2 having sent in a Grant Proposal for 22-23;
  • 6 Club have 1 member that has completed the course;
  • 4 Clubs have 2 qualified members but have not sent in the MOU and
  • 1 Club had 1 qualified member and has sent the MOU.
  • Where does your Club stand?

Statistics for 21-22 Grants:

  • 1 project is under review with the application incomplete;
  • 13 projects are approved and in progress;
  • 9 projects were cancelled and
  • 16 projects have been FUNDED with $23,987.00 USD in District Grant Funds. WAY TO GO!!!!


Yes, May 31 is the deadline for both the final report for current projects and for proposals for next year. Since I can’t review and approve all Final Reports in 1 day and since they need to be in within 8 weeks of completing a project, please be kind and get them in as soon as possible.
Anyone considering submitting a Proposal should view Grants 101 for the latest on the process for submitting a proposal. There are a couple of specific instructions that I can detect in the proposal if they have not been followed.
Rotaract Clubs can participate in a District Grant and I encourage each Rotaract Club to become qualified and do a project. It can be a project that maximizes the District Grant or a small project to become comfortable with the process. Any questions let me know and I can join your zoom meeting to help.

Rotary: People of Action

Myrna Inglis
100th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Polio Update

Polio Headlines 30 March, 2022

How is the war in Ukraine affecting polio immunizations? 
See this week's report...

Shelter Box Update

ShelterBox is responding to the Ukraine crisis with the help of countless Rotarians. We are working with the UN, other humanitarian partners, and Rotary to deliver aid to people both in Ukraine and the 3.2 million, and counting, refugees fleeing to neighboring countries, like Moldova.

The humanitarian needs in Ukraine are significant and dramatically increasing as a result of the escalation in conflict. Winter temperatures fall as low as -8 °C, causing additional severe challenges. We are focusing our attention and resources in countries the require most support for their humanitarian response. Learn more about the response here.

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